At a press conference attended by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Lt. Gov.
Gavin Newsom, and NBA Commissioner David Stern, Golden State
Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announce plans to move
the team back across the Bay into a new, privately financed sports and
entertainment center in San Francisco.
The Warriors announce plans to locate the new arena on 11 acres of
private property located in the Mission Bay neighborhood, which the team
agreed to purchase from Salesforce. Team owners remained committed
to privately financing the new sports-and-entertainment center.
Having taken over as managing principal architect chosen by the
Warriors to design its new state-of-the-art venue, David Manica of
MANICA Architecture unveils a stunning new design for the Mission
After more than a year of public planning, and more than 100 large and
small meetings to vet the proposed arena and gather public input,
tweak the design, and address community concerns, the Mission Bay
Citizens Advisory Committee unanimously endorse the Warriors’
That same month, UCSF officially endorse the Mission Bay arena after
working with both the City and the team to address community
Also in October, the California Life Sciences Association, along with a
coalition of the top 11 biotech companies in Mission Bay, declare
support for the team’s planned sports and entertainment center.
And, a year and a half after purchasing the option on the Mission Bay
site, the Warriors formally acquire the land from Salesforce.
The Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commission
(OCII), which had formal jurisdiction over the location and the
project’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process,
unanimously certifies the Warriors’ Environmental Impact Report
Also in November, the project then receives unanimous approval the
City’s often-contentious Planning Commission, followed shortly by the
Municipal Transportation, Entertainment, Port and Public Utilities
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approves the
final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Warriors’ project, and
passes the Mission Bay Transportation Improvement Fund, which
directs millions of dollars generated by the project each year to fund
transportation and infrastructure improvements to the area.
GSW Arena LLC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announce that the
Warriors’ new sports and entertainment center in Mission Bay will be
named “Chase Center.” Chase Center, an 18,000-plus seat arena, will
anchor 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other
amenities that the neighborhood currently lacks, and will trigger the
development of a 5.5-acre public park on the waterfront. The Warriors’
plan is unique in that it is the only 100-percent privately financed
arena or stadium, on private land, to be built in the U.S. over the past
two decades, requiring no public subsidies.
GSW Arena LLC announces Joint Venture partners Clark Construction
Group and Mortenson Construction have been selected to build the
Golden State Warriors’ new venue in Mission Bay.
GSW Arena LLC announces Gensler, a global architecture firm founded
and based in the Bay Area, has been hired to design the interior
architecture of Chase Center.
The Superior Court rules in favor of the Warriors and the City and
County of San Francisco, upholding the project’s EIR and rejecting a
legal challenge from a 501(c)4 Super-PAC called the “Mission Bay
GSW Arena LLC and United Airlines announce a multi-year partnership
naming the carrier the Official Airline and a Founding Partner for
GSW Arena LLC and Accenture announce a multi-year partnership to
reimagine the fan and community experience at Chase Center, and the
surrounding district, with Accenture being the Official Technology
Innovation Partner and a Founding Partner for Chase Center.
The California State Court of Appeals announces its unanimous
decision to uphold the Warriors’ EIR, rejecting the Mission Bay
Alliance’s arguments in full, clearing the path for GSW Arena LLC to
begin building Chase Center.
On January 9, 2017, Mortenson/Clark, the construction company
selected to build Chase Center, takes control of the site to begin
construction on the new sports and entertainment venue.
Just a week later, on January 17, 2017, GSW Arena LLC officially holds a Ground Breaking Ceremony at the location of the future Chase Center, to officially announce the construction work for Chase Center has begun. 2017